Friday's top stories


Scoop: Trump leans toward endorsing Doug Mastriano for Pa. governor

Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Hope King
May 13, 2022 - Economy & Business

There's a shortage of graduation garb

Illustration of eyeballs wearing graduation cap
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

TV-bound Psaki bids Biden and press corps farewell at last briefing

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during her last daily briefing on May 13. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
Dan Primack
Updated May 13, 2022 - Technology

Elon Musk's Twitter clown car

An illustration of Twitter's logo as a puzzle with a piece missing.
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Kathy Barnette tweets targeted Muslims, LGBTQ people and Obama

 Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette listens to speakers.
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Texas allowed to resume investigations of families with trans kids

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Israeli police beat Palestinian mourners at Shireen Abu Akleh funeral

Israeli police beat mourners carrying Shireen Abu Akleh's casket outside a hospital in Jerusalem. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images
Israeli police beat mourners carrying Shireen Abu Akleh's casket outside a hospital in Jerusalem. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images

Austin urges "immediate ceasefire" in call with Russia's defense minister

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during testimony on May 11, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during testimony on May 11 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
Erin Doherty
May 13, 2022 - Sports

Russian authorities extend Brittney Griner's detention

Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury durring pregame warmups at Footprint Center on October 10, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona
Brittney Griner during pregame warmups on October 10, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Mike Mattina/Getty Images
Zachary Basu
May 13, 2022 - World

Erdoğan says Turkey does not support Finland and Sweden joining NATO

Erdogan
Photo: Kenzo Triboullard/AFP via Getty Images

Mike Pence to campaign for Trump target Brian Kemp

Brian Kemp and Mike Pence
Gov. Brian Kemp and Vice President Mike Pence in May 2020 in Atlanta. Photo: Brynn Anderson/AP
Andrew Freedman
May 13, 2022 - World

Exclusive: 21 federal agencies monitoring Ukraine war's environmental toll

Satellite image of damage to Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 9, 2022.
Satellite imagery of buildings on fire in western Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 9, 2022. Satellite image: ©2022 Maxar Technologies
Ivana Saric
May 13, 2022 - World

UK sanctions Putin's rumored mistress

Alina Kabaeva
Alina Kabaeva in 2011. Photo: Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images
Ina Fried
May 13, 2022 - Technology
Column / Signal Boost

"Less is more" comes to big data

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Elon Musk says Twitter deal "temporarily on hold"

Elon Musk
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Tina Reed
May 13, 2022 - Health

Businesses face major benefits questions amid Roe uncertainty

Illustration of a contraceptive pill packet shaped like a briefcase.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Scoop: New Trump venture

Illustration of a microphone wearing a big red tie
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The market collapse was easy to see coming

Illustration of a cracked dollar bill with water leaking out
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

How to fire with dignity

Illustration of a coffee mug with the Axios logo with steam forming a thought bubble
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Dave Lawler
May 13, 2022 - World

U.S. seeks to "step up our game" and compete with China

President Biden talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of a photo with the ASEAN leaders. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Georgia swing voters: Abortion isn’t the central issue

Illustration of two ballots creating the shape of a medical cross
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Jan. 6 committee opens a Pandora’s box of retaliation

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios